Latest News
HomeSpecial Interest becomes senior partner of Cornell Hospitality Research Center becomes senior partner of Cornell Hospitality Research Center, the hospitality industry’s targeted, premium employment and referral website, has become a senior partner of the Cornell University Center for Hospitality Research. The site was founded in 2007 by Michael S. Egan, a graduate of the Cornell School of Hotel Administration and chairman of Certified Vacations, a wholesale travel firm.

“The senior partnership of helps the Center for Hospitality Research expand its mission of sharing top-level research findings with the hospitality industry,” said Egan. “I’m glad to be able to support this important global research enterprise from my alma mater.” As a senior partner, will sponsor a center research project.

Egan has long served on the advisory board for the School of Hotel Administration. As senior partner, he also joins the center’s advisory board. His career embraces a large span of the hospitality industry, including transforming Alamo into one of the foremost car-rental agencies and also being a principal in Nantucket Nectars before its sale to Ocean Spray. Egan also held various administration positions at Yale University and taught at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

“Michael Egan’s senior partnership with the center extends our reach further into the online travel sector of the hospitality industry,” said Joseph D. Strodel, Jr., director of corporate relations. “His interest in our research projects is an extension of the work he has done through the years to improve the hospitality industry’s knowledge base. His creation of is an example of his ability to analyze the industry’s future trends.”

Co-Founder & Managing Director - Travel Media Applications | Website

Theodore is the Co-Founder and Managing Editor of TravelDailyNews Media Network; his responsibilities include business development and planning for TravelDailyNews long-term opportunities.